Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, race, sex, and age Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted(1)
July
2016
June
2017
July
2017
July
2016
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

198,253 198,872 198,974 198,253 198,604 198,685 198,775 198,872 198,974

Civilian labor force

125,849 125,770 126,046 124,769 125,046 124,925 124,481 124,890 124,968

Participation rate

63.5 63.2 63.3 62.9 63.0 62.9 62.6 62.8 62.8

Employed

120,140 120,768 121,029 119,412 120,180 120,142 119,896 120,091 120,262

Employment-population ratio

60.6 60.7 60.8 60.2 60.5 60.5 60.3 60.4 60.4

Unemployed

5,709 5,002 5,017 5,357 4,866 4,783 4,585 4,799 4,706

Unemployment rate

4.5 4.0 4.0 4.3 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.8

Not in labor force

72,404 73,102 72,928 73,484 73,557 73,760 74,294 73,982 74,006

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

65,659 65,494 65,555 65,208 65,219 65,306 65,217 65,225 65,141

Participation rate

72.5 72.0 72.1 72.0 71.9 71.9 71.8 71.8 71.6

Employed

63,059 63,269 63,394 62,540 62,850 63,053 62,999 62,886 62,904

Employment-population ratio

69.6 69.6 69.7 69.0 69.2 69.4 69.3 69.2 69.2

Unemployed

2,601 2,225 2,161 2,668 2,369 2,253 2,218 2,339 2,238

Unemployment rate

4.0 3.4 3.3 4.1 3.6 3.4 3.4 3.6 3.4

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,510 54,775 55,081 54,940 55,153 54,983 54,785 55,015 55,393

Participation rate

57.2 57.3 57.6 57.6 57.8 57.6 57.3 57.5 57.9

Employed

52,239 52,765 52,839 52,910 53,211 53,049 52,927 53,100 53,420

Employment-population ratio

54.8 55.2 55.2 55.5 55.7 55.5 55.4 55.5 55.8

Unemployed

2,271 2,010 2,242 2,030 1,942 1,935 1,858 1,915 1,973

Unemployment rate

4.2 3.7 4.1 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.6

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

5,680 5,501 5,411 4,621 4,674 4,635 4,479 4,650 4,433

Participation rate

46.0 44.6 43.8 37.4 37.9 37.5 36.3 37.7 35.9

Employed

4,843 4,733 4,796 3,962 4,119 4,040 3,970 4,105 3,938

Employment-population ratio

39.2 38.4 38.9 32.1 33.4 32.7 32.2 33.3 31.9

Unemployed

837 768 615 659 555 595 508 545 495

Unemployment rate

14.7 14.0 11.4 14.3 11.9 12.8 11.4 11.7 11.2

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,904 32,226 32,260 31,904 32,128 32,161 32,193 32,226 32,260

Civilian labor force

19,753 20,132 20,309 19,548 20,002 20,110 20,075 20,002 20,096

Participation rate

61.9 62.5 63.0 61.3 62.3 62.5 62.4 62.1 62.3

Employed

18,004 18,686 18,719 17,915 18,409 18,514 18,560 18,576 18,617

Employment-population ratio

56.4 58.0 58.0 56.2 57.3 57.6 57.7 57.6 57.7

Unemployed

1,750 1,446 1,590 1,633 1,593 1,597 1,515 1,426 1,479

Unemployment rate

8.9 7.2 7.8 8.4 8.0 7.9 7.5 7.1 7.4

Not in labor force

12,151 12,094 11,951 12,356 12,126 12,051 12,118 12,224 12,163

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,067 9,179 9,250 8,993 9,132 9,169 9,063 9,084 9,163

Participation rate

68.3 68.2 68.7 67.7 68.1 68.3 67.5 67.5 68.0

Employed

8,326 8,628 8,598 8,257 8,384 8,496 8,475 8,510 8,522

Employment-population ratio

62.7 64.1 63.8 62.2 62.6 63.3 63.1 63.3 63.3

Unemployed

741 551 652 737 747 673 588 574 641

Unemployment rate

8.2 6.0 7.0 8.2 8.2 7.3 6.5 6.3 7.0

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,822 10,080 10,118 9,856 10,173 10,168 10,224 10,143 10,170

Participation rate

61.0 62.0 62.2 61.2 62.7 62.7 62.9 62.4 62.5

Employed

9,058 9,408 9,420 9,141 9,497 9,470 9,513 9,455 9,511

Employment-population ratio

56.2 57.9 57.9 56.7 58.6 58.4 58.6 58.1 58.4

Unemployed

764 672 698 715 676 698 712 689 660

Unemployment rate

7.8 6.7 6.9 7.3 6.6 6.9 7.0 6.8 6.5

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

864 873 941 698 697 773 787 774 763

Participation rate

34.4 34.8 37.5 27.8 27.7 30.8 31.3 30.8 30.4

Employed

620 650 701 518 528 547 572 611 585

Employment-population ratio

24.7 25.9 27.9 20.6 21.0 21.8 22.8 24.3 23.3

Unemployed

244 223 239 180 169 226 215 163 178

Unemployment rate

28.3 25.6 25.4 25.8 24.3 29.3 27.3 21.1 23.3

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

15,211 15,367 15,290 15,211 15,285 15,389 15,433 15,367 15,290

Civilian labor force

9,736 9,848 9,866 9,657 9,635 9,761 9,826 9,792 9,789

Participation rate

64.0 64.1 64.5 63.5 63.0 63.4 63.7 63.7 64.0

Employed

9,341 9,472 9,467 9,288 9,318 9,446 9,471 9,443 9,418

Employment-population ratio

61.4 61.6 61.9 61.1 61.0 61.4 61.4 61.4 61.6

Unemployed

395 377 398 368 317 316 356 350 370

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.8 4.0 3.8 3.3 3.2 3.6 3.6 3.8

Not in labor force

5,475 5,519 5,424 5,554 5,650 5,628 5,607 5,575 5,502

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals shown in table A-1 because data are not presented for all races. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: August 04, 2017